Contemporary Displays in a Medieval Setting
Creating a contemporary museum within a medieval building inevitably brought challenges as modern requirements were balanced with the well-being of the historic structure. A collaborative effort between Event and architect Feilden Clegg Bradley resulted in spaces which contrast ‘old’ with ‘new’ in memorable ways.
One of the most impressive interventions is a mezzanine floor which spans the perimeter of the Great Hall, enabling dramatic suites of showcased objects on two levels.
These combine with evocative film, sound, image and the voices of Somerset people to trace the story of the County.
Somerset Military Museum – a museum within a museum - provides a thoughtful and evocative portrait of Somerset’s regiments and their history.
The overall result is a museum rooted in its locality and relevant to the lives and concerns of Somerset people and their visitors.
Scope of works
2006 - 2011